Nikon Announces 50mm Nikkor AF-S f/1.8G Lens

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by TheXIIIth, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. firestarter, Apr 27, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2011

    firestarter macrumors 603


    Dec 31, 2002
    Green and pleasant land
    Props to Nikon.

    IMO, they've had a gap in their lens range for a while, since they didn't have a good priced AF-S 'nifty fifty'. I've advised friends and relations looking for a low-end body to go Canon for this reason alone (well, Canon do make some decent cameras too! ;)).

    With the introduction of the 35 f.18 AF-S and now this lens, they've completely addressed that issues - with a nice standard and short tele for the DX shooter (this 50mm is FX too).

    If only Canon would re-formulate either their f1.4 or f1.8 lens. Their current versions are dismal.
  2. N10248 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2004
    Essex, U.K.
    I already have the 35mm DX but if Nikon were to make a similar priced 20 or 24mm I'd ditch the 35mm for the 50mm and wider prime combination.
  3. El Cabong macrumors 6502a

    Dec 1, 2008
    Looks fantastic, judging by the price and the MTF chart.

    Now looking forward to the rumored update to the 85mm f/1.8.
  4. joepunk macrumors 68030


    Aug 5, 2004
    a profane existence

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